University of Passau
Profile: The University of Passau stands for excellent research and innovative teaching – as well as the diversity and an openness to the world that are essential preconditions for such excellence. In Passau, science, culture and an entrepreneurial spirit find their unique combination; people from all over the world meet in the baroque Old Town and talk to each other about their academic, cultural or entrepreneurial projects. The Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics is engaged in basic and applied world-class research. With some five million euros in third-party funding per year, the faculty is the University’s strongest faculty in terms of attracted external funds.
At University of Passau, the work in CONCORDIA will be carried out at the Chair for Computer Engineering, led by Prof. Katzenbeisser. The chair has a focus on security engineering and aims at bridging the gap between the cryptography, software engineering and formal methods communities, by offering theoretically sound methods for the design and analysis of secure systems. Using primitives and building blocks (such as encryption schemes, signatures, trusted computing, biometrics and digital watermarking) the group develops designs for security features, applications and systems. The group’s aim is to provide solutions that satisfy predefined functional requirements, but offer verifiable security against malicious adversaries.
The Chair for Computer Engineering has extensive expertise in the development of hardware-based security mechanisms, such as Physically Unclonable Functions, as well as their use in security architectures. This expertise has been demonstrated in a number of national and European projects, such as UNIQUE and PUFFIN.
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